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of the damage. >> we still have severe flooding in the city of hoboken, probably half our city is flooded. we have about 20,000 people that still remain in their homes and we're trying to put together an evacuation plan, get the equipment here. we can't get down so many city streets and really concerned about the residents stranded in their homes right now. >> meanwhile the northern part of hoboken, here you see an incredible photograph of a parking lot full of submerged taxis. the storm surge forced floodwaters into the station that connects hoboken to new york city. officials say it could be at least 7 to 10 days before service will be restored there. we'll have a live report from hoboken a little later in the show. meanwhile miles of the eastern seaboard particularly along the jersey shore look completely unrecognizable this morning as these breath taki king aerial pictures show us. today president obama is scheduled to arrive in atlantic city to survey the damage alongside governor chris christie. the governor who yesterday praised the president's handling of the disaster said he will ask
than permission. >>> and 5:30 a.m. here in new york city. a beast of a storm rumbling up the east coast right now effectively bringing life to a stand still. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." hurricane sandy, a massive category 1 storm on a collision course with two other storms. expected to hook west of it taking aim at the northeast coast leaving tense of millions of people hours to prepare. the entire new york city transit system is shut down. schools closed along with those in baltimore, boston, washington, d.c. thousands have canceled flights and commuter trains going nowhere. there's eight days until the presidential election. president obama and mitt romney being forced to change plans as the storm approaches. more on that in just a moment. first, lets ae go right to bill karins for the very latest on this hurricane. bill . >>> good morning to you, willie. new update from the national hurricane center. there was zero good news spread by them. the storm has increased in intensity a little bit. now we're looking at possibly 80 to 90 mile per hour landfa
hours to prepare. the entire new york city transit system is shut down. schools closed along with those in baltimore, boston, washington, d.c. thousands have canceled flights and commuter trains going nowhere. there's eight days until the presidential election. president obama and mitt romney being forced to change plans as the storm approaches. more on that in just a moment. first, lets ae go right to bill karins for the very latest on this hurricane. bill . >>> good morning to you, willie. new update from the national hurricane center. there was zero good news spread by them. the storm has increased in intensity a little bit. now we're looking at possibly 80 to 90 mile per hour landfall. maybe the storm surge could be a little bit worse. this is not what anyone wanted to hear. the winds are now the up to 85 miles per hour. that's a healthy hurricane. for this time of year it's ridiculous. you don't get these this far north this time of year. it's moving to the north at 15. now only about 350 to 400 miles away from new york city. here's the new forecast path. they shifted it just a lit
at this high tide cycle. the next one in new york city down by battery park is just after 9:00 a.m. this morning. it is not expected to be high enough this time to flood the streets and flood the subways like the one did last night at 8:00. but we still need to watch it. it is still going to be much higher than normal. the one last night was 13 feet. this one should be more like 9 feet or 8 feet, more similar to what we saw monday morning. so that's the one big concern we're going to deal with as we go throughout the morning hours. the other issue we're dealing with as we go throughout the morning is we're going to continue to watch the gusty winds out there and the temperatures. we now have seven million people in this region without power. and now we have the cold winter time air moving in behind this storm. look at the temperature in d.c. right now, 44. the wind chill is 36. these people don't have power. the temperatures in their house have been dropping all night long. and the wind chill even in new york city now is 47. so all the two million people in jersey without power h
the other night. >>> first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. a 21-year-old college student accused of trying to detonate a van carrying what he believed were explosives next to the federal reserve building in manhattan. quazi nafis is from bangladesh. authorities say he came to the u.s. on a student visa in january with the purpose of launching a terrorist attack and took classes in cybersecurity before trying to contact what he thought were al qaeda operatives. turns out those contacts were undercover agents with the fbi. wnbc's jonathan dienst is the chief investigative reporter and has the latest for us. jonathan. >> reporter: almost 24 hours after his arrest mohammed nafis remains behind bars without bail on the terror conspiracy counts, investigators say he tried to drive that van here to the federal reserve bank in lower manhattan and tried to set off a 1,000-pound bomb by remote control. but all along fbi, nypd and homeland security officials say they were on to him monitoring his every move and even provided through informants, some of the c
crisis. i think people on wall street and in the city of london for that matter are frankly just had enough of hearing this, the blame game. they're putting their money where their mouth is. and that's mitt romney right now. back to you. >> yeah, the numbers last time around 2008, employees of goldman sachs gave more than a million dollars to mr. obama. this time around, $136,000. jeff cutmore in london, thanks so much. still ahead, ichiro doing some acrobatics, dancing around the catcher to score last night in a play-off game the orioles had to have. highlights from that one-run game ahead in sports. plus, jon stewart tackles the conspiracy theory surrounding friday's employment numbers. that clip and a check on weather when "way too early" comes back. >> i do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of american leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy
city, we begin with new developments involving the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya last month that left four americans dead including the u.s. ambassador there. the obama administration under steady fire under conflicting statements about what exactly happened on september 11th. secretary of state hillary clinton is stepping out now to take the blame, telling reporters during a trip to peru she's ultimately responsible for diplomat security. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. they are the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision. what i want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game going on, because that does a disservice to the thousands and thousands of americans, not only in the state department and usa i.d. but in the military that served around the world. >> it's not just been republic
.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we'll start with 48 hours after president obama and mitt romney sparred in a combative, intense debate on tuesday night, the two candidates found themselves face-to-face in a much different setting last night in new york city at the al smith catholic charity dinner. it's an event held about two blocks away. that's become a tradition for presidents to stop at. it gives them a chance to loosen up and have a few laughs before they become president as candidates. romney spoke first, poking fun at himself before telling a few jokes at the president's xprens. >> a campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes. blue jeans in the morning perhaps, suit for lunch fund-raiser, sport coat for dinner but it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. the al smith dinner surely lives up to its billing. usually when i get invited to gatherings like this it's just to be the designated driver. of course we're down to the final months of the president's term. as presidents -- [ applause ] as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet
england down to new york city. not a fun morning with the drizzle out there. also rain in areas of michigan moving now through areas say like from toledo to grand rapids and detroit. that will be heading across the great lakes and into areas of upstate new york an new england late today. so if you're in the adirondacks through vermont, you need the umbrella, also. this is all associated with a cold front that behind it, you'll have sunshine, but it's chilly this morning. winter gear for you and the kids. we're in the 20s for windchills right now all through the northern plains. even as far south as kansas city, we have windchills in the 30s and that's now sweeping through chicago and detroit and eventually tomorrow morning that chillier air will be with us in new england and the great lakes. but you can't win this time of year. either it will be cloudy and warmer or you'll be sunny and cool. and some of the showers around new york city spreading up over long island and into connecti t connecticut. so the chance of showers. temperatures will be mild if you get any sunshine in th
later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with 12 days and counting in race to elect our next president. a new "time" magazine poll in ohio, some people say it all comes down to this state, showing the president leading by five points, 49%-44% among likely voter. big advantage for president obama has to do with early voters. among those who have already cast their ballots, obama leading romney by 60% to 30%, according to "time" magazine's poll. those who have yet to decide, though, 45%-45% in this same poll. today mitt romney's scheduled to make no fewer than three stops in ohio. last night in iowa, another battleground states, 2300 supporters packed an airplane han hangar as he claimed his campaign had all the momentum. >> the obama campaign is slipping because it can't find an agenda to help the american family but our campaign is growing in a movement across this country saying we're going to get america back, america strong and provide for our families. i'm optimistic. we are going to win, by the way. >> this moirng
. >>> let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. the first presidential debate a matter of hours away. a new battleground poll released moments ago shows where the race stans in ohio, virginia and florida. acoring to the nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris poll, ohio has opened up a lead in ohio among likely voters. in virginia, the president's lead shrunk to 2 points, well within the margin of error. there's a statistical tie there. the president held a five-point lead just last month. in florida, romney closed the gap as well. he's statistically tied with the president there. last month, romney trailed the president in that state by five points. a tight race all the way around. new national polls show the race tightening with 34 days to go. head-to-head matchup here. this is nationally. president obama leading 49% to 46% among likely voters. again, within the margin of error and closer than it was two weeks ago. on the direction of the country, 40% say we're heading in the right direction. 53% say things are on the wrong track. 40% is the highest mark for this questio
. don't screw it up. >>> first, let's get to the news at 5:30 at "30 rock" in new york city. we begin on the campaign trail with 29 days until the elections. today mitt romney is set to deliver a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute aiming to put pressure on president obama by portraying him as a weak and ineffective figure on the world stage. the 30-minute speech entitled the mantle of leadership will focus on a vision of peace through strength as in the tradition of harry truman and ronald regan. in prepared remarks released to the media the republican candidate is expected to address missteps in libya and talking about the deadly attack on bengha benghazi. he will say as president he would partner with other nations to help arm the rebels who are fighting assad's government. >>> on our relationship with egypt, romney will make the argument that u.s. aid should be tied to the egyptians upholding their peace treaty with israel. with growing tension over iran's nuclear program, mitt romney says he will not hesitate to put forces in the eastern mediterranean
later in the show. first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city and in john stewart's honor we begin with polls. new numbers released just moments ago for likely voters in three critical swing states n ohio, an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama hanging on to a lead, 51-45. down in florida, it was a one point race before the debate. this morning, still a one-point lead for president obama within the margin of error. they are tied in the state of florida. in virginia is where the republican candidate is seeing some of the biggest gains. they are now in a virtual tie. romney has edged ahead of the president 48-47. that's a three point reversal from a week ago. again though, within the margin of error. they are tied in virginia as well. >>> another battleground poll out today points to a very tight race. according to "new york times"/cbs news poll, mitt romney leads the president by one point in colorado. tight across the country. last month the president up one point in that state n virginia, president obama's lead from last m
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. that clip later in the show. first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> we begin with stories from overseas where foreign policy is coming out as the central topic in the election with much of the recent focus on the attack on bengahzi, libya. romney advisers are split on how broadly they should hit the president over his handling of the attack and why it took so long to acknowledge it was an act of terrorism. some romney advisers to keep the focus on the economy, some are saying romney should have a major foreign policy speech days after the debate. over the weekend, the white house was on the defensive after the friday's announcement that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi was deliberate and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the attack on the consulate was part of the spontaneous protest after an anti-islamic video. yesterday paul ryan and john mccain slammed the administration's handling of the deadly attack. >> the response was slow, confused,
city. we begin with the final sprint to election day. the keanes' travel plans tell you everything you need to know about where this race will be had. our nbc political team puts the remaining number of tossup states now at seven with a total of 89 electoral votes up for grabs. today alone, the white house connecticco contenders will hit four of the states from davenport to reno, nevada. the latest "washington post"/abc news poll, this race is statistically tied. mitt romney looking to claim the momentum yesterday with just 13 days to go. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there's no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. i had to look at the president's campaign as well through the eyes of those debates. and well, you know, he's been reduced to try to defend characters on "sesame street" and word games of various kinds and then misfired attacks after one another. we've gone through four debates with the vice presidential debate and my debates. we haven't heard an agenda from the president. that's why his campaign is take on wate
in new york city. we begin on the trail. another day of campaigning today in the three battleground states. this morning, both candidates begin the day with stops in virginia. from there it'sn n tn t on to the president while mitt romney heads to florida. this morning's jobs report will set the tone. we'll have them live for you on "morning joe." it's the second to last jobs report before the november election. economists expecting about 113,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate to hover around the current 8.1%. after wednesday night's debate, which drew more than 70 million viewers, large crowds awaited both candidates on the trail. president obama greeted by 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back and showed the fire he was lacking in denver. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. yet, the fellow on the stage last night, who look
with possible tornadoes, damaging winds as the thunderstorms form over des moines, kansas city, arkansas especially missouri up into illinois. the east coast, you warm up after a cold saturday morning for a very nice saturday afternoon. sunday looks great on the east coast, too. we watch the ohio valley and tennessee valley. we could be dealing with stormy weather. leaf piquing. >> we'll talk to you later orn "morning joe." >>> more drama between the yankees and the orioles. a night after suffering a walk-off loss, the orioles facing elimination at yankees stadium, game four came down to the wire. scoreless until phil hughes serves one up. solo home run to the right. 1-0. it's the only run he gave up. eighth inning, score tied at one. a shot at redemption, put one in play. lift one to the outfield, something. he waves at a fastball. the yankees held scoreless after getting second and third with one out. they stay tied through nine. extra innings. a-rod 2 for 17 with nine strikeouts. watch this strange moment, the bat saws in half, hits java chamberlain. he has a contusion on the elbow, t
city and the mid-atlantic could be in for heavy rains, flooding and significant damage. today florida is feeling the punch after sandy left at least 2 -- 21 people dead. bill karins will have a complete forecast of the storm's path coming up in just a few minutes. >>> new poll numbers out in colorado and nevada. two swing states the president won in 2008 and is now fighting to hang on to. according to the latest marist poll, 48%. in nevada the president still clinging to a 3-point advantage. he's ahead 50% to 47%. a slight uptick for president obama from last month. this was conducted after the final debate. we're already seeing the impact of the final debate. and look what's happening in virginia. a new fox poll shows romney leading by two points. last month this same poll had barack obama up seven points. this is where it gets interesting. in the national poll, they have romney up. and "the washington post" of likely voters have mitt romney taking a three-point lead. 50% to 47%. on monday the president was leading 49% to 48%. and on the economy, mitt romney now is holding a sizable
of new york city. let's get a check of weather from bill karins. >> at least they have verlander next. >> we're fine. great shape. >> leave the bats in new york. >> the reigning mvp at home. that will be great. >> stormy weekend especially in the middle of the country. if you were watching those college football games on saturday, many of them were washouts. that rain continued yesterday in the great lakes. this morning those showers and storms are near atlanta. one thunderstorm near peachtree city. so some hit and miss showers hitting the eastern seaboard. if it rains in your hour, it will only last about an hour. those storms just rolled through pittsburgh. it will not be all day, just a half hour to an hour during the middle to end of the afternoon. then it will sweep out and be gone by tonight. middle of the country looks gorgeous today. not a lot of cold air behind the storm unlike last week. temperatures soaring in the 80s in texas. 70s in kansas city. not bad in minneapolis, 63. as i mentioned, tomorrow all the wet weather is completely gone. it looks like much of the country w
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to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. a spirited, at times, testy debate last night as massachusetts republican incumbent senator scott brown met his democratic challenger, elizabeth warren, at the university of massachusetts in lowell. it was the second of four scheduled debates as a new poll from "the boston globe" shows 18% of massachusetts voters still undecided and with warren holding a lead. right out of the gate, moderator david gregory asked about the controversy around elizabeth warren's claim to native american heritage. >> i never used the information about our native american heritage to get any advantage, not to apply to college, not to apply to law school, and not to get hired for any job. i was listed in a directory as -- i listed myself as native american. i was listed there. it's part of who i am. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i consider myself as having a native american background. that's what i said. that's what i am. >> no one is questioning what her parents told her when she was younger or all the way through that time frame. but wh
weather today. anywhere from new york city northwards will see the worst of it. beautiful from dallas to new orleans. everyone enjoy the warmth while it lasts. willie, we are looking at areas, even d.c., today, mid-80s, by sunday, a chance of rain and upper 50s. >> really? >> yeah. big changes on the way for the weekend. >> fall is here? >> tomorrow could be 80 to 85 and sunny. >> all right. thanks so much. let's turn to sports now. oakland as were 13 games behind the rangers. last night, they found themselves after 161 games of this season tied at top of the standings. setting up a finale in oakland, tied at five in the fourth, two on, two out. get it done. looks like a routine fly ball. josh hamilton not getting it done. two runs come home to score on the error. they are now trailing, 7-5. ninth inning, the final out of the game and the celebration is on. the comeback is complete. as win, 12-5, take the division title. an incredible story. they join the 2006 twins and 1951 giants whose lone day on top was the final day of the division. rangers spent 178 days in first place. forget t
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